As we move into 2017, super foods, fad diets and reminders to drink 8 glasses of water seem to be a daily highlight of most peoples newsfeeds.
An ingredient that isn't new but is sometimes forgotten is the Acai Berry. This powerful ingredient has a number of health and lifestyle benefits that you may not be aware of.
Some of these include:
Aids in Weight Loss: A laboratory study by the National Institute of Aging found that pulp from acai berries had the ability to reduce the negative effects of a high-fat diet. The study may have been conducted on flies, but the results showed that acai might not only help with weight loss but also assist in the maintenance phase.
Energy Boost: Acai berries are known for their overall health benefits but by taking an extract, which can be found in 28 BLACK Acai Energy Drink or as a tablet supplement you can improve overall levels of energy and help combat fatigue especially when working out.
Skin Fitness: Found in many beauty products already, the oil of Acai is high in antioxidants and is a great natural alternative to chemical based products. It has been reported that Brazilians actually eat Acai Berries to treat skin conditions from the inside out.
Heart Health: Acai Berries are rich in both plant sterols and anthocyanins, which have the ability to lower cholesterol, assist in improving blood circulation and relax the blood vessel. Comparisons can be made to a glass of red wine.
Better Sex: Due to the increase in overall blood circulation that Acai Berries can provide, it has also been reported to an increased sex drive particularly in men!
So next time you're trawling the supermarket shelves, look of for products that include Acai Berries in them!
Heidi is a degree-qualified clinical nutritionist, with a holistic, whole-foods approach!
Heidi has worked in the health industry for over five years, having studied in Australia and abroad. A background in travel, sports and event management has developed Heidi's understanding of human behaviour, stress and its effect on our overall health and dietary choices.
Heidi focuses on optimising day-to-day living, through diet, lifestyle factors and nutritional therapy. She enjoys working with people from all walks of life, helping them to institute changes that can become life-long health habits.